Queer Book Club - "The Price of Salt, or Carol"

A reading group focusing on literature through a queer lens, hosted monthly at Chicago’s premier bookstore for the LGBTQ community. Alternating between the “classics” of gay fiction and contemporary, historically underrepresented voices, we read to explore queer experience across literary genres and eras! Join us in friendly

This month the Queer Book Club will meet to discuss The Price of Salt, or Carol by Patricia Highsmith on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30pm.

This book club will continue to hold discussions via Zoom! Order the book below, and join us for a video chat discussion. For questions about this book club, or to join the Zoom meeting, email Matt at matt@unabridgedbookstore.com.

Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic.

Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, The Price of Salt (or Carol) tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany--the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. The Price of Salt is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work.

Patricia Highsmith was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

 

 

 

 
The Price of Salt, or Carol Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393325997
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2004

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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